McLaren on top after wet second practice

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Webber took third behind the McLarens with a late effort on a drying track
Webber took third behind the McLarens with a late effort on a drying track

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button headed the times after today’s second practice session in Melbourne.

The pair set their times in between the two rain showers which fell at the track early in the session.

The track dried sufficiently so that some drivers could improve their times in the closing minutes. They included Mark Webber, who managed the third-best time using hard tyres, and Michael Schumacher, who took fourth.

Despite missing the first session while Paul di Resta was in the car, Adrian Sutil managed seventh-fastest for Force India, one thousandth of a second faster than Vitantonio Liuzzi.

It was a tough session for HRT who failed to get Bruno Senna’s car on track and saw Karun Chandhok’s grid to a halt within metres of the pit exit on his first lap.

Lucas di Grassi was also unable to complete a lap for Virgin.

Position # Driver Car Best lap Laps
1 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’25.801 13
2 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’26.076 0.275 16
3 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’26.248 0.447 22
4 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’26.511 0.71 16
5 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’26.732 0.931 26
6 16 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’26.832 1.031 29
7 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’26.834 1.033 22
8 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1’26.835 1.034 17
9 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’26.904 1.103 25
10 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’26.956 1.155 22
11 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1’27.108 1.307 28
12 22 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1’27.108 1.307 25
13 23 Kamui Kobyashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’27.455 1.654 23
14 10 Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1’27.545 1.744 25
15 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’29.025 3.224 20
16 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’29.134 3.333 19
17 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’29.591 3.79 21
18 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’29.860 4.059 15
19 17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’30.510 4.709 43
20 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1’30.695 4.894 17
21 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’32.117 6.316 9
22 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 2
23 20 Karun Chandhok HRT-Cosworth 1
24 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth

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  1. strange that ferrari are so slow….

    1. Running with high fuel levels. They’ll be up at the front somewhere in qualifying.

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